Improving Smile Beauty With Gum Contouring

When you have cosmetic concerns regarding your teeth, we can help with teeth whitening or even the placement of veneers or Lumineers®. But what if your cosmetic concerns are related to the appearance of your smile? In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, dentist explains how we can reshape the gum line with a unique contouring procedure.

The Impact of a Gummy Smile

A gummy smile essentially means that as your smile grows and develops, you display too much tissue when you smile. This can lead to embarrassment and even make your teeth appear small or uneven. No amount of teeth whitening can correct these concerns, so you need a cosmetic treatment aimed at your gums in particular. With gum contouring, our team can conduct such a procedure in only one visit, with a return to your normal routine in as little as 24 hours!

The Gum Contouring Process

With gum contouring, our team will employ advanced dental lasers to gently trim away the excess tissues and in the process, reshape your gum line to improve overall symmetry. To get started, we will carefully examine your smile with digital imaging technology so we can assess the underlying factors and choose the most appropriate treatment option. For many, this involves the use of a dental laser. The technology can treat the area with precision and prevent damage to the healthy ones. The system also reduces the risk of infection, swelling, and bleeding, and heals much quicker, since we don’t use scalpels or require sutures. In fact, sometimes there is no need for anesthesia when using this technology!

Treating Periodontal Disease, Bad Breath, and More

Along with treating the cosmetic aspects of your smile, we can use the technology to offer other treatments as well. If you have a more advanced stage of periodontal disease, we can remove the diseased portions of your tissues and allow healthy ones to reattach to the teeth, so the disease is more manageable moving forward. This also destroys harmful buildup and pockets of bacteria, so you can enjoy fresher breath and better overall oral health too. We want to help you enjoy your best-looking smile, as well as improved oral health too! If you have any questions about how we conduct gum contouring with an advanced dental laser, then contact our team today to learn more.


Our team is ready to help you enjoy good oral health and avoid issues that negatively impact your smile’s appearance. To find out more about how we reshape and transform your smile, you can call Dr. Browne in Prairie Village, KS, at 913-901-8585. Our team can help you smile with confidence using our cosmetic treatment options, so give us a call today!